Microsoft’s Xbox controller shortage hits the UK hard.
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A Microsoft spokesperson informed VGC that it is possible to find Xbox Wireless Controllers in limited supply due to disruptions. We are working with our retail and manufacturing partners to resolve this problem. For availability .”
As of this writing, there are no indications of when the shortage will end. Unfortunately, this could be the beginning of another wave of scalpers petty on the poor.
Microsoft confirmed that there are still shortages of Xbox controllers.
Although many of the UK’s largest retailers have run out of wireless controllers, Microsoft promises to honour its 28-day delivery policy. Despite the shortages, the Xbox Design Lab still accepts orders from gamers who want to make their controllers. The Design Labs website says: “We aim for the controller to be in your hands within 28 days of placing your order.”
Amazon UK seems to be offering some relief from this controller shortage. However, third-party scalpers seem to be having field day pricing controllers – controllers selling for almost PS100 – nearly twice the normal retail price.
The shortage seems less severe in the US, as several vendors still stock the peripherals. Microsoft, Best Buy and Amazon US still have Xbox controllers in stock, though they are limited to pre-owned models.
It’s not surprising, considering the past 18 months. We saw the worst chip shortages in decades after the global pandemic. Both Xbox and PlayStation 5 products sold out around the world. Although peripheral needs are less common, it is still unclear how long they will last.